Wire will reissue their hugely influential first three albums, 'Pink Flag' (1977), 'Chairs Missing' (1978) and '154' (1979) as special edition CD books on May 18 and standard edition CDs and LPs on July 6th.
Today the band have shared a second previously unreleased demo from these treasure-trove special editions; an unreleased version of the track "The 15th" from '154'.
'Pink Flag' (1977), 'Chairs Missing' (1978) and '154' (1979) need no introduction. They are the three classic albums on which Wire's reputation is based. Moreover, they are the recordings that minted the post-punk form. This was adopted by other bands, but Wire were there first and are cited as a major influence by acts including Henry Rollins & Black Flag, R.E.M., Hüsker Dü, Minutemen, Minor Threat and many more.
These albums have been out of production for some time, but will be made available again this Spring via the band's own pinkflag record label. The release formats will be as special edition CD books with a mountain of exclusive unreleased material and rarities on May 18th.